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There are 9 ways to get from London to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

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Bus  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt N815

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Frankfurt am Main

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 47m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Frankfurt am Main

Fly London City to Frankfurt  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

Fly London Heathrow to Frankfurt  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

Train to Birmingham, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Frankfurt (FRA) BHX - FRA

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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The cheapest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £70 - £310 and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between London and Frankfurt am Main is 638 km.

The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs £150 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from London to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs £150 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14h 50m, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £310 and takes 4h 6m.

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Map of how to get from London to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 637.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between London, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Frankfurt am Main via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 14h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €500
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €750
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €420
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€98
Standard Car - Premium
€156

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 10:53 PM in London and 11:53 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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KLM, British Airways, Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your London to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 388+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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